Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

All content by Carolyn Duke

Spring breakers should have gone phone-free

Carolyn Duke March 30, 2015

For almost three whole months, the entire University looked forward to the exciting or relaxing spring break we just finished. Many students were enthusiastic to leave for spring break and yet many students...

Free speech crucial to students' growth

Carolyn Duke March 2, 2015

As a future teacher in America’s school systems, it is heart wrenching to know that universities have placed restrictions on freedom of speech in a setting that should foster discussion and discovery....

Poetry programs vital for education, promotion of literacy nationwide

Carolyn Duke February 16, 2015

The “Changing the World, One Word at a Time” video is a moving recording of Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin and Zariya Allen reciting their poem, “Somewhere in America.” Emerging from the nonprofit...

Racism undermines 'self-made man'

Carolyn Duke February 3, 2015

Let’s talk about race. Let’s talk about the painful reality our society has created. Let’s face the blaring and unacceptable issues in our world today.Some readers may just have rolled their eyes...

UA needs suicide prevention hotline for students

Carolyn Duke January 20, 2015

While speaking with a good friend about her contribution on campus during her college years, she spoke of one of her most rewarding and challenging volunteer involvements while at Texas A&M University....

Campus needs healthy food this year

Carolyn Duke January 6, 2015

With New Year’s right behind us I’m sure many students on campus have New Year’s resolutions. And I bet about half, if not more, of these resolutions are to be healthier. Maybe students will accomplish...

American education needs to be updated alongside new discoveries

Carolyn Duke November 30, 2014

New discoveries are being made daily – discoveries across all disciplines, including education. These discoveries not only affect what we teach our children, but also how we teach them. A constantly...

No such thing as 'death with dignity'

Carolyn Duke November 5, 2014

The death of Brittany Maynard has brought to light the issue of physician-assisted suicide and the moral issues associated with the Death with Dignity Act. What Brittany Maynard chose to do is legal in...

CW must broaden its news reporting

Carolyn Duke October 19, 2014

After asking the question, “Do you read The Crimson White?” The responses I have received include laughter, “The what?,” “I don’t think it’s worth my time,” “I get my news from social...

Learn from mistakes made in Ebola case

Carolyn Duke October 5, 2014

Like most of you, I get at least one call a week from home. Not surprisingly, most of the conversations revolve around me. How are your classes? Are you getting enough sleep? Did you go to church? The...

Students should be volunteering

Carolyn Duke September 21, 2014

Our generation has been labeled as one of the most generous and imaginative of all time. More and more people are creating and forming businesses, non-profits and organizations with the purpose of helping...

Instead of objectifying individuals, respect them

Carolyn Duke September 14, 2014

Today’s culture tells young women through movies, music and social media that they should want to be looked at by men. They should want attention on their body rather than who they are, and the more...

Invest in yourself and don't be afraid of mistakes

Carolyn Duke August 24, 2014

Congratulations! If you are reading this you are either a part of The University of Alabama or you are my mom. Both of these are wonderful honors to have. For the freshmen reading this, I commend you...

New friend leaves lasting opinion

Carolyn Duke July 16, 2014

We come into contact with unique people in our lives. Sometimes these individuals stick around, and sometimes we only have a short amount of time with them. This past week I had the pleasure and joy to...

America needs to be a strong leader in environmental care

Carolyn Duke June 17, 2014

Did you know that, according to the World Watch Institute, America wastes 96 billion pounds of food every year? Did you know that the U.S. consumes 25 percent of the world’s fossil fuels while holding...

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